Clinical Laboratory Sciences

CLS Have you ever wondered how doctors diagnose diseases? What happens to the blood sample you give at your Doctor’s office? How the risk for the development of a heart attack is determined? Welcome to the world inside the medical laboratory, a world where clinical laboratory scientist and other laboratory professionals find answers to these questions and much more.

JanelleListen to Dr. Janelle Chiasera, Chair of the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences discuss the role of clinical laboratory scientists and the increased need for these professionals nation-wide with Dr. Harold Jones, Dean of the School of Health Professions.
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IconAll applications to the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program are done online through the UAB Graduate School.  Please select this link for additional information concerning the specific admissions requirements for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program as well as information concerning the UAB Graduate School.


CurriculumIcon2The Clinical Laboratory Sciences program is committed to providing high quality education, to prepare students with a solid educational background and a set of skills translatable to a variety of health care settings. Click here to see the details of the curriculum.

Clinical Education Sites

Clinical IconIn the Clinical Education portion of your education, you get to apply your knowledge and skills in a contemporary, accredited medical laboratory and to further develop discipline-specific competency under the supervision of clinical instructors.

Click here to see which professional clinics our Clinical Laboratory Science program is affiliated with.

Program Outcomes

Outcome IconThe purpose of program evaluation is to systematically study, investigate and appraise the effectiveness of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program in order to ensure that the program continues to provide a signature educational program that produces graduates who are prepared to be leaders in their field.


StudentIconOur students and graduates are the strength of Clinical Laboratory Sciences program. They bring with them a rich diversity of expirences. Focusing on academics and clinical rotations is only a part of the education experience. Click here to see what our students are doing.

Faculty and Staff

FacultyStaff IconOur faculty create a culture of innovation and collaboration that embraces social responsibility and entrepreneurial principles. UAB faculty are teachers, scholars, researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs who earn the highest honors in their fields, lead professional societies and provide exceptional mentoring and training

Program Accreditation

NAACLSlogo The CLS program is accredited by the:
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
5600 N River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
Phone: 847.939.3597Fax: 773.714.8886
The Clinical Laboratory Science degree program is designed to lead to a professional licensure (ASCP), American Society for Clinical Pathology. While there is a national professional exam, ASCP-BOC, associated with the clinical laboratory science licensure, specific licensure requirements still vary from state to state and by professional organization. UAB is working to develop an online, publicly-accessible database to assist in providing this state-by-state information. In the meantime, if you are interested in learning about potential professional licensure requirements in your state for a specific degree program, please contact UAB State Authorization at, or call Dr. Lisa Reburn at (205) 934-3258.